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Mrs. Kari Fowler
Hi! I am Mrs. Kari Fowler. I have been teaching in my own classroom or have been leading teachers since 2003. I have worked in schools in the South Bronx, NYC, Chicago, and in North Chicago on the Navy Base. I have taught kindergaten through fourth grade, but second grade has always been my favoirte. I strive to do what is best for my students and keep the lines of communication open. Please do not heistate to reach out to me if you have any concerns about your scholar.
A little bit more about me. I am originally from Wisconsin and graduated from UW- Stout in Menomonie, WI. I moved to NYC after gradution and was a founding teacher of a charter school network. After living in NYC, I moved back to the midwest to start another charter network in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. After having our daughter Aubrey, we moved north out of the city and I helped open yet another new charter school, this time in North Chicago. We had our second child, Michael, and moved to Round Lake.
In 2016, I had the opprotunity to step out of the classroom and become a math instructional coach at Beach Elementary and I joined the RLAS team. Last year, I was the Math Curriculum Facilitator for the elementary schools. I had the amazing ability to work with teachers across the district and I learned a lot from my peers. Recently I also strated my graduate program in Curriculum and Instrction. This year, I am back in the classroom at Ellis as second grade teacher. I am grateful for my Ellis team and can't wait to build some great freindships while working hard to meet the needs of my scholars and becoming a part of the Ellis community.